Wardance (song)

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"Wardance"
Single by Killing Joke
from the album Killing Joke
B-side "Pssyche"
Released February, 1980 (February, 1980)
Format 7" single
Genre Post-punk, punk rock
Length 8:42
Label Malicious Damage
Writer(s) Jaz Coleman
Kevin "Geordie" Walker
Martin "Youth" Glover
Paul Ferguson
Producer(s) Killing Joke
Killing Joke singles chronology
"Nervous System"
(1979)
"Wardance"
(1980)
"Change"
(1980)
Killing Joke track listing
"Requiem"
(1)
"Wardance"
(2)
"Tomorrow's World"
(3)

Wardance is Killing Joke's first single from their debut album Killing Joke. It was released under Malicious Damage in February, 1980 as a 7" single. A small number of copies from the original Malicious Damage pressing came with a pre-typed folded form comprising military 'call-up papers' to be filled out and submitted by the purchaser. Near mint copies, in their picture sleeve with this insert in undamaged condition, sell at high prices in the collector's market. The B-side, "Pssyche", is commonly played live.[1]

In 1982 a Canadian dark synthpop band named themselves Psyche after the B-Side of this single.

In 1993, Econoline Crush covered "Psyche" for their Purge EP, and in 2004, Nouvelle Vague on their self-titled debut album.

In 2001, Mad Capsule Markets covered "Wardance" on their album 010.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "Wardance" – 03:40
Side B
  1. "Pssyche" – 05:02

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
Position
1980 U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[2] 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wardance". Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Killing Joke > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-05.